Terreria Clay Bookcase by Moroso

Terreria Clay Bookcase by Moroso

Posted November 3, 2015 at 7:03pm
by Yoav Levytam
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The bookcase is the holder of our memories and is most commonly made in wood, metal, or glass but never clay. Terreria creates a space which can be simultaneously new and old, urban and rustic. Terreria is part modular furniture and part Italian farmhouse window looking out over the countryside.

The single elements can be assembled to produce an infinite number of configurations and exploit the many potentials of ceramic: its colours and hues and the feel to the touch, from the varied coarseness of terracotta to the smoothness of the varnishes in the various different shades on offer. It is an open system, and the flexibility to assemble different combinations means that no single design or look is ever quite the same.

Terracotta components, available in different types of colored clay, including glazed porcelain stoneware, and in four different geometric configurations. Blocks are 30 cm.deep, 40 cm. high and vary in width between 25 and 35 cm. To assemble, the single components are stacked on top of each other. The maximum height for a self-supporting ” bookcase “without wall-mounting is 200 cm. While there is no width limit, the weight of the single components is between 5 and 7 kgs; thus each row weighs approximately 64 kgs per linear meter. Between 5 and 7 components are needed per square meter. There are an infinite number of different configurations.


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